902 E. 17th St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202
This vibrant mural on the north wall of Line + Form Art Center is the artist’s vision of community and unity. The mural shows children of various skin colors and ethnicities playing and engaging in activities together. The bright colors create a positive, light-hearted, and playful energy. The artist hopes that in creating the mural, he has successfully attracted families to the Art Center’s activities.
The mural was commissioned by the Art Center from Avon, IN-based artist Israel Solomon, whose work is characterized by brilliant color and geometric shapes. He mixes vibrant colors with shape and pattern to create rhythm within his paintings. Israel works to distribute colors evenly through the canvas in order to create a sense of balance within each piece. His goal is to create a color pulse and rhythm that moves the viewer’s eye through the painting. With his chosen subject matter, his goal is to frame a positive outlook on daily life without ignoring sometimes harsh realities. Solomon has exhibited his paintings at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, the Garfield Park Art Center, Indiana Black Expo, and KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School, where he teaches art and design. He is currently pursuing mural work, easel paintings, and illustration.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2020